So much for being young and in love.

A New Jersey Senate committee has approved a bill that would prohibit anyone under 18 from getting married in New Jersey, no matter what the parents say. I say who is New Jersey to interfere with what could be the biggest decision in someone's life?

Since we're talking about minors entering into a contract, it should be up to the parents to decide. As far as parents forcing marriages for religious purposes, it's also none of New Jersey's business to interfere in someone's faith. Have they not heard of the separation of church and state?

If someone feels they are being forced into a marriage, that is a battle for them to fight, not the state of New Jersey. Besides, there's nothing that would stop these people from simply crossing the border and taking their wedding business with them. So who is this really helping?

I'm not saying getting married young is a good idea. What I am saying is that it should be that person's right to decide with the help of their parents. If it doesn't work out, they can join the 9 percent of New Jersey adults who are divorced. That's a great number by the way.

Steve Trevelise is on the air from Monday-Thursday, 7 to 11 p.m. Tweet him @realstevetrev or @nj1015.

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